metatarsus

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metatarsus

1. the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones
2. the corresponding skeletal part in other vertebrates

metatarsus

[‚med·ə′tär·səs]
(anatomy)
The part of a foot or hindfoot between the tarsus and the phalanges.
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The fossil metatarsal bones from Alaskan moose were the longest, followed by those of modern Alaskan moose, mainland moose, and lastly Isle Royale moose.
The length of metatarsal bones from both groups was more accurately predicted using the separate regression equations derived from the respective data sets (Table 3).
In general, it seems that metatarsal bones, with a more cylindrical cross section, are used on all four sides, while metacarpal bones with their more oval cross are used on two.
I'vebroken two metatarsal bones, but luckily they are in my right foot.
Celtic's Peter Grant had to miss the 1989 Scottish Cup Final after breaking one of his metatarsal bones a month before the game.